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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints

Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in the Confederacy. This collection from Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains examples of the wide variety of Confederate imprints, from broadsides and printed forms to military manuals and novels.

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TOPIC
Confederate States of America. Army 367
Taxation 80
Soldiers 58
Legislation 47
North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Commons 47
Secession 45
Bills, Legislative 44
Law 42
Christian life 39
Currency question 35
Confederate States of America. Navy 33
Draft 32
Finance, Public 32
Habeas corpus 26
Debts, Public 25
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry 24
Finance 23
Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept 22
Postal service 22
Salvation 22
Confederate States of America. War Dept 20
North Carolina. Militia 20
Almanacs, American 18
Elections 18
Confederate imprint 17
Readers 17
Freemasons 16
English language 15
Repentance 14
Bonds 13
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 13
Printing, Public 13
African Americans 12
Campaign literature 12
Cotton trade 12
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 12
Military law 12
Money 12
Railroads 12
Tax collection 12
Administrative agencies 11
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 11
Georgia. Militia 11
Slavery 11
United States. Army 11
Bible 10
Cotton 10
War songs 10
Confederate States of America 9
Government securities 9
Jesus Christ 9
Sermons, American 9
Spellers 9
Attachment and garnishment 8
Confederate States of America. Congress. House of Representatives 8
Desertion, Military 8
Legislative journals 8
Patents 8
Tariff 8
War poetry, American 8
Baptists 7
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 7
Conversion 7
Funeral sermons 7
Indians of North America 7
Military art and science 7
Military offenses 7
Readers (Primary) 7
Slaves 7
Surgery, Military 7
Armed Forces 6
Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee 6
Confederate States of America. Congress 6
Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury 6
Confiscations 6
Funeral rites and ceremonies 6
Hospitals 6
South Carolina. General Assembly. Senate 6
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 6
Tax assessment 6
Textbooks 6
Arithmetic 5
Artillery 5
Cavalry drill and tactics 5
Confederate States of America. Army. Wheeler's Cavalry Corps 5
Confederate States of America. Dept. of Justice 5
Confederate imprints 5
Faith 5
Freemasons. Grand Lodge of North Carolina 5
Hymns, English 5
Law reports, digests, etc 5
Military hospitals 5
Paper money 5
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America 5
Public law 5
Salem Female Academy (Salem, Winston-Salem, N.C.) 5
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 5
Sin 5
Swearing 5
War 5
Agriculture 4
Amnesty 4
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 4
Big Bethel, Battle of, Va., 1861 4
Bills, Private 4
College costs 4
Confederate States of America. Army of the Mississippi 4
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. No. 2 4
Confederate States of America. Bureau of Foreign Supplies 4
Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate 4
Confederate States of America. Ordnance Bureau 4
Constitutional history 4
Cotton growing 4
Courts 4
Education 4
Election law 4
Foreign trade regulation 4
Fugitive slaves 4
Insurance 4
Judgment Day 4
Louisiana. Militia 4
Military Medicine 4
Military dependents 4
Playbills 4
Popular music 4
Prayer 4
Presbyterian Church 4
South Carolina. Treasury 4
Temperance 4
Treasury bills 4
Advance (Steamer) 3
Alabama. Legislature. General Assembly 3
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 3
Auctions 3
Banks and banking 3
Bible Society of the Confederate States of America 3
Catholic Church 3
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863 3
Christianity 3
Commercial law 3
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 45th 3
Confederate States of America. Post-Office Dept 3
Constitutional law 3
Customs administration 3
Disabled veterans 3
Episcopal Church 3
Food supply 3
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 3
Fortification 3
Freemasonry 3
Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Virginia 3
God 3
Hindman, Thomas Carmichael, 1828-1868 3
Infantry drill and tactics 3
Judgment 3
Martial law 3
Military deserters 3
Military discipline 3
Military education 3
Military telegraph 3
Mississippi. Legislature 3
Offensive (Military science) 3
Ordinances, Municipal 3
Ordnance 3
Peace 3
Political ballads and songs 3
Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America 3
Privateering 3
Providence and government of God 3
Psychiatric hospitals 3
Requisitions, Military 3
Salt 3
South Carolina. Militia 3
Tobacco industry 3
Tochman, G. (Gaspar), 1797-1880 3
Universities and colleges 3
Virginia Military Institute 3
Virginia. General Assembly 3
Virginia. Militia 3
Balls (Parties) 2
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 2
Baptist associations 2
Blankets 2
Bounties, Military 2
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 2
Caperton, Allen Taylor, 1810-1876 2
College of Charleston 2
Confederate States of America. Army of Kentucky 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. No. 1 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Virginia 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Texas 2
Confederate States of America. Army. District of Arkansas 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Hampton's Cavalry Division 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Medical Dept 2
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept. Cotton Bureau 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 56th 2
Confederate States of America. Bureau of Conscription 2
Confederate States of America. Engineer Dept 2
Confederate States of America. Marine Corps 2
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Date Published
Creator
Includes indexes
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
2,514
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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Charleston (S.C.). City Council; Ford, Frederick A
1,722
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Caption (p. [1]) "Ordnance manual. Chapter first. Ordnance. The following are the kinds and calibres of ordnance used in the land service of the Confederate States."
Topics: United States. Army, Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Ordnance...
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept; Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883
1,490
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0
"This manual is adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance manual of the United States service of 1861."--Pref
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Ordnance
Crandall 4029
Topic: Latin language
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1861); Confederate States of America. Constitution
1,290
0
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"Constitution of the Confederate States of America": p. 79-85
Topic: Louisiana
Topic: English language
At head of cover title: Price two dollars
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Mackey, Albert Gallatin, 1807-1881; Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of South Carolina
1,240
1
0
"Written at the request of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina."
Topic: Freemasons
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Caesar, Julius; Bingham, Wm. (William), 1835-1873
1,206
0
0
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Founded as a semi-monthly by J. W. and W. S. Jones in Augusta in 1843, the Southern cultivator was "devoted to the interests of southern agriculture, designed to improve the mind and elevate the character of the tillers of the soil, and to introduce a more enlightened system of culture." It moved to Athens after the war, and then to Atlanta, changing its frequency of issue, absorbing a number of other farm journals, and adding the title of one of them, the Dixie farmer, to its own in...
Topic: Agriculture
Topic: Spellers
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
1,118
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0
Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Whately, Richard, 1787-1863
1,086
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0
Topic: Rhetoric
At head of cover title: Price two dollars
"This edition of the Civil Code of Louisiana is a reprint of the edition of 1825, published by authority of the state. The editor has not felt at liberty to make any alterations in the text, except to correct manifest errors"--Advertisement
Topic: Civil law
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
1,018
0
0
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Gilchrist, Robert C. (Robert Cogdell), b. 1829
1,015
1
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"With full index, explanatory notes, and such decisions of the War Department as could be collected touching matters of general concern to the service."
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873
1,009
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0
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Sibley's brigade as organized at San Antonio, Texas, in 1861 was composed of Reiley's 4th, Greens' 5th, and Steele's 7th regiment of Texas mounted volunteers. Waller's 13th battalion cavalry, organized at Hempstead, Texas, June 1, 1862, was attached to the brigade April 14, 1863. The brigade is also known as Green's and Hardeman's
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army. Sibley Brigade, Confederate States of America. Army. Texas...
"Printed at the Southern Federal Union Office, Milledgeville, Georgia."
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Evans, Augusta J. (Augusta Jane), 1835-1909
871
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"Evans & Cogswell, printers, Columbia, S.C."
Includes also (v. 2, p. 243-276) certain of the General orders issued from January to March, 1864
Topic: Confederate States of America. War Dept
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Burnod, ------; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855
801
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Contains LXXVIII maxims, annotated by M. Burnod and translated by Sir George C. D'Aguilar
Topic: Military art and science
On cover: Viele on field fortifications and artillery, with plates
Topic: Fortification, Field
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia State Convention of 1861 (Richmond, Va.)
770
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For full contents consult Swem's Bibl. of Va., pt. II, no. 14760- 14811
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Cooking
At head of cover title: Price two dollars
J.P. Benjamin, Secretary of War
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Army
Topic: Emory College
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Alaux, Gustave d', 1816-1885; Raybaud, Maxime; Parkhill, John H
708
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"Maxime Raybaud, consul-general of France at Hayti, wrote 'L'empereur Soulouque et son empire' ... The authority for this statement is the late Benjamin P. Hunt."--Library journal, v. 1, p. 446
Topic: Soulouque, Faustin, ca. 1788-1867
Topic: English language
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of...
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Confederate States of America. War Dept
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
679
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0
Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
Plates printed on both sides
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Surgery, Military
Description based on: 1862
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Sterling, Richard, 1812-1883; Campbell, J. D. (James D.)
651
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0
Topic: Spellers
Wright II, 2652
Topics: Slavery, Slavery, Slavery
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
641
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0
Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
First line: On the banks of the Potomac, there's an army so grand
Topic: Flags
"Regulations for the army [of the United States]" 457 p.; "Articles of war. An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the provisional force of the state of Tennessee", 18 p.; "Extracts from acts of Congress", [19]-21 p.; "An act to raise, organize and equip a provisional force, and for other purposes", 12 p
Topic: United States. Army
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Du Guesclin, Bertrand, comte de Longueville, ca. 1320-1380
"Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia, in secret session, in April and May 1861": p. 1-44 (2d group) "Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia, at the adjourned session in June and July 1861": p. [47]-73 (2d group)
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Fanning, David, 1756?-1825; Wynne, Thos. H. (Thomas Hicks), 1820-1875; Wheeler, John H. (John Hill), 1806-1882; Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868
593
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Cover-title: Fanning's narrative. North Carolina. 1775-1783
( 1 reviews )
Topic: American loyalists
The appendix contains reports and correspondence of commissioners to other states
Topic: Secession
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept; Seddon, James A
590
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James A. Seddon, secretary of war
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Introduction by Eugène Dumez
Topic: Vigilance committees
Pastoral letter from the bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church to the clergy and laity of the church in the Confederate States of America : delivered before the General Council, in St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Saturday, Nov. 22d, 1862. Augusta, Ga. : Steam Power Press Chronicle & Sentinel, 1862: 15 p. has special title page
Topic: Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Parker, William Harwar, 1826-1896
590
0
0
Topics: Confederate States of America. Navy, Seamanship
On cover: Volume first
Topic: Georgia. Militia
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876
571
0
0
Description based on: 1862, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1862); title from caption
Books 3 & 4 (in one vol.) have imprint: Columbia, S.C., Printed by Evans and Cogswell, 1864
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Arkansas. Convention (1861); Walker, David, 1806-1879
567
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David Walker, president, resigned June 1; succeeded by George C. Watkins
Topic: Secession
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Surgery, Military
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Alabama. Legislature. General Assembly
"A ritual of the ancient and accepted Scotch Rite of Freemasonry."
Topic: Freemasons
Each volume has two sections, with special title pages: Public laws of the Confederate States of America, and private laws of the Confederate States of America. Each of the sections is paged continuously through the five volumes. Indexes for each volume
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876; Gilchrist, Robert C. (Robert Cogdell), b. 1829
543
1
0
Title from cover
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Founded on Webster's elementary spelling book
Topic: Spellers
Description based on: 1860
Topics: Taxation, Freedmen, African Americans, Indians of North America
Issued in parts, with separate t.-p. In the second part, pages 177-271 are reprinted with corrections
"Constitution of the State of Mississippi": p. [17]-43
Topic: Mississippi
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by De Fontaine, F. G. (Felix Gregory), 1832-1896
527
0
0
Page [iv] is blank
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee; Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
527
1
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Reports of General Bragg and subordinate commanders, transmitted to Congress, May 19, 1864
Topic: Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Navy; Mallory, Stephen R. (Stephen Russell), 1813-1873
526
0
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S. R. Mallory, secretary of the Navy
Topics: Confederate States of America. Navy, Confederate States of America. Marine Corps, Confederate...
Pref. dated Lawtonville, Apr. 10, 1860, and signed: Desmos
Topic: Slavery
At head of cover title: Price two dollars
At head of title: No. 34
Topic: Christian life
Ascribed by the publisher to R.M. Smith of Randolph-Macon College
Topic: Spellers